We were very happy to meet Elder Mather’s parents. We are very sad, however, that it is time for him to leave. He has been a wonderful missionary.
We planned to have an early dinner, meaning 8:00pm because that is when restaurants open. There were some problems for the Mathers getting up to the suburbs tonight though, and we finally arrived at the restaurant around 9:30pm. It doesn’t really matter, because when you book a table, it is yours for the whole evening. We ate and chatted and ate and chatted until we realized how really late it was. The Mather’s didn’t end up getting back to their hotel until 2:00am! We are so grateful for the time they spent with us tonight. They are on their way home tomorrow to spend Christmas together with the rest of their family.